Correcting your misalignment not only improves the beauty of your smile, but also lowers the risk of several oral health complications, including tooth decay and TMJ disorder. However, this process is also a time commitment, as optimal results could take between a year and two to obtain. But in today’s blog, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist talks about how we accelerate the process with advanced technology.
The Benefits of an Even Smile
When we have crooked or crowded/overlapping teeth, this makes thorough brushing and flossing difficult, and allows food particles to remain trapped between the teeth. Soon, plaque buildup could form and the risks of issues like tooth decay and gum disease could increase. For others, misalignment leads to bite imbalance and strained jaw joints, boosting the risks of problems like TMJ disorder or even bruxism (teeth grinding). By correcting misalignment, you improve the overall health and function of your smile, as well as its beauty.
For braces, we place brackets onto the front-facing sides of the teeth and connect them with an arch wire, adjusting tension in the wire to repositions teeth, with results usually taking about two years. For Invisalign®, in which we create a series of clear plastic aligners worn every day for between 20 and 22 hours, adults could see results in a year, teens up to 18 months. However, we do have a unique technology available to help improve this timeframe and shorten the amount of time you need to wear your orthodontics.
The Propel® System
With Propel®, we send a small device home with you that is easy to clean and store, and simple to use. You wear the device in your mouth for about 5 minutes a day. The machine uses special vibrations to help encourage the growth of jawbone tissues. This means the jawbone reforms around the tooth’s new position much faster, which significantly lowers the amount of time you will need to wear braces or aligners. You don’t need as many office visits, and before you know it, you can showcase your new smile. We can’t wait to see you in the office and help you achieve the smile of your dreams. But in the meantime, remember that we’re available for orthodontic emergencies, such as damaged braces or aligners. If you have any questions, then contact our team today.
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT ORTHODONTICS?
When we can, we would love to help you gain straighter teeth with cosmetic orthodontic treatment options. To learn more about enjoying a more even and healthy smile, then please call Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, TX at (817) 236-7846. Our office proudly serves patients who live in Azle, Saginaw, and all surrounding communities.